Here we can see the people marching with masks, between decorated cars, partying, making pranks. The strong satirical characteristics of their costumes combined with a strong emphasis on political and social irony, characterizes the traditional portuguese carnival. It´s a public stage to meant to criticize the injustices of society and the world.
Keeping faithful to its origins, the Portuguese Carnival is marked by the presence of Zés Povinhos (a public figure that simbolizes the typical rural portuguese farmer) and Cabeçudos (people wearing giant heads) and public manifestations. One can still affirm that the typical portuguese carnival represents a form of resistance against cultural aborption by the dominant brazilian carnaval and defends the national cultural heritage